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Cumnock Juniors youngster set to embark on charity marathon

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Cumnock Juniors youngster is set to walk 28 miles over four days to raise money for charity.
 
10 year old Lochlan Murdoch will walk around all 12 SPFL Premiership stadiums, as well as Hampden Park and Townhead Park in Cumnock, raising money for JDRF Scotland and The Kris Boyd Charity.
 
JDRF Scotland aims to develop research to help combat Type 1 Diabetes, which Lochlan was diagnosed with five and a half years ago and The Kris Boyd Charity, which offers support for mental health.
 
Lochlan unfortunately broke his leg during the Ayr International Tournament last year and has had to have two surgeries on his knee, which has stopped him from playing football.
 
He decided to challenge himself and get fit by organising this charity event.
 
On his GoFundMe page, he said: "When I broke my leg I got very sad and felt left out and really alone. I lost my confidence because I couldn't play football. I stopped going to watch training and games because I felt so sad at not being able to take part and play with my friends.
 
"So, I decided I wanted to challenge myself and get myself back to being fit and healthy and to reach a new goal. Football is my absolute favourite thing in the world and Kilmarnock FC are my favourite team.
 
"I train with Kilmarnock Development team too and when I am older I want to play professional football like Jamie MacDonald and Kris Boyd. I don't want type1 or being sad to stop me from achieving everything I want to achieve. Andy Rose (Motherwell FC) and Scott Allan(Celtic FC) have type 1 diabetes and it certainly doesn't stop them and they are such an inspiration to me."
 
Lochlan will begin his journey at Townhead Park on the 2nd April and will end at Ruby Park in Kilmarnock on the 6th April.
 
Anyone interested in helping Lochlan's cause can donate on his GoFundMe page by clicking the link here.
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